Monday, March 31
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Busch Student Center 253 C
Sponsored By: Special Olympics Saint Louis University
Lindsey Hawkins and her mother, Pat Hawkins Lindsey has been a Global Messenger for Special Olympics Missouri for four years and has reached out to ten different schools. As a Global Messenger, she speaks about the benefits of being an athlete with SOMO and tries to recruit others to join. Lindsey has also done three Spread the Word campaigns. This campaign is trying to eliminate the use of the word retard. Her favorite thing about Special Olympics Missouri is that it has given her a chance to develop many skills, win medals and make new friends. She will be coming to SLU to spread the same message that she has been doing.
Lindsey and her mother, a current Special Olympian, will be on a discussion panel. Lindsey will share with us her direct insight of what it's like to be an athlete as well as how appreciative it is to have volunteers support her during her events. She will be open for questions from the audience after her discussion.